28th February 2018

Ball raises tremendous total for hospice


Guests dressed to impress at a glittering masquerade ball which raised more than £7,500 for a Worcester hospice.

The King’s Hawford Masquerade Ball, held at Stanbrook Abbey in Callow End, saw around 140 guests enjoy a glamorous evening – while helping to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice.

The evening was hosted by King’s Hawford School and was held on Saturday, 3rd February.

Jayne Sargeant, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “We had a brilliant time at the Masquerade Ball – everyone looked fabulous in their finery!

“We’re delighted by the amount raised at the event and are extremely grateful for the support of the King’s School and their guests.

“Every penny raised will go towards supporting the specialist care St Richard’s provides to patients, their loved ones and bereaved people across Worcestershire.”

Guests enjoyed a three-course meal, followed by a raffle, auction, game sponsored by Sutcliffe and Co, photo cart with Pinhole Images and an aerial display by performance artist Ana Cerrato.

To round the evening off, there was dancing and music from cover band Come Together.

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative and end of life care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their loved ones. Each year the hospice team supports more than 3,000 patients, family members and bereaved people in Worcestershire.

The hospice strives to provide the best medical, practical, emotional and social support they can to help people live life to the fullest, as independently as they can, for as long as they can. They care for people with a range of illnesses including heart failure, Parkinson’s, and motor neurone disease as well as cancer.

St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it continue its work.

Photos: Pinhole Images